Group hopes to hook new talent

Cleaswell students get some pointers from Wansbeck Angling Association.
Cleaswell students get some pointers from Wansbeck Angling Association.

A NORTHUMBERLAND fishing group is hoping to get more youngsters hooked on angling.

Wansbeck Angling Association invited 40 pupils from Cleaswell Hill School in Choppington to Morpeth stepping stones on consecutive Tuesdays – 20 for the first week and a different 20 the next – to show them the art of fishing.

All of the Year 7 and Year 8 pupils taking part in the sessions on the High Stanners received certificates and a goody bag.

The events have been organised as part of National Fishing Month.

Association trustee Sid Dixey, who also helps to run the Hirst Park Trout Ticklers children’s club, said: “The idea is to get children interested in angling. Because it is National Fishing Month lots of groups around the country are doing these kind of things.

“We have got Level 1 and Level 2 coaches and members of Wansbeck Angling Association, who know the river, involved, and there are adults from the school as well.

“We haven’t done anything like this before, but if it is successful we may try it with other schools in the future.”